ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SPANISH
Join Westminster College’s faculty in a learning environment where teaching and attention to student growth are the primary focus. Students can choose from more than 30 majors or a self-designed major to pursue a bachelor's degree. This liberal arts institution is located in the small town of Fulton, Missouri, recently noted as one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019” by Smithsonian Magazine. Budget Travel Magazine designated Fulton one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. In recent years the rate of admittance to graduate school or job placement of our students was 97%, with our graduate earnings ranking in the top 15% nationwide.
The Department of Foreign Languages at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Spanish, tenure-track position, starting in Fall 2021. Applicants from any field of Iberian or Latin American literature, culture or linguistics are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate is a generalist with a passion for teaching and a serious commitment to Liberal Arts undergraduate education. The teaching load is 4-4 with an expectation of service and scholarly research.
The selected candidate will offer introductory language courses, humanities courses, and a freshman seminar, all included in the general education curriculum. The position also serves the Spanish program through a wide range of intermediate and advanced courses including grammar and composition, conversation, literature, civilization, translation, special topics in Hispanic culture and literature, and commercial Spanish. Departmental service includes student recruitment, assessment, and academic advising
Candidates applying for this position must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish by the time of appointment and have demonstrated college teaching experience. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English is required. Proven knowledge of innovative foreign languages teaching methodologies, online course design, and experience in study abroad are a plus.
Applicants should submit:
From external websites go to this link: https://westminster-college.apscareerportal.com/jobs/1169909/apps/new
From the Westminster College website: Please upload your CV/resume under the ‘resume/qualifications’ option to the right. Select the ‘add cover letter’ option to upload 2-4 above as one document.
This application is not compete without three confidential letters of recommendation that can be directly sent to the Search Committee Chair (preferably via interfolio) to Dr. Enrique Salas Durazo:
All materials must be received by December 15, 2020, but late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Semi-finalists may be asked for additional documentation and preliminary interviews will be held by ZOOM videoconference. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by email.
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Fulton, MO 65251
Founded in 1851, Westminster College believes that every student has come into this world with a purpose. To not simply be — but to become the embodiment of everything extraordinary that lives inside of us. At Westminster College, we educate and inspire students to find the intensive focus and clarity to unleash the power in their purpose. Westminster is a private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate college located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents (approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City, 100 miles from St. Louis and 150 miles from Kansas City). Inclusive and welcoming, Westminster has a vibrant student life, with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Faculty and staff work together to help students succeed in their education and ultimately within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in.
Honoring Sir Winston Churchill and the famous "Iron Curtain" speech which he delivered on campus in 1946, Westminster is home to the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury and the National Churchill Museum. In recent years, U.S. Senator and 2016 candidate for U.S. President Bernie Sanders, former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, and world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. The monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall, is also prominent on campus.
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